"This is the gang that can't shoot straight," Rep. Steve Chabot, R-Ohio, told ABC News as he left a GOP meeting on the latest health care discussions Wednesday afternoon. "I'm surprised we've been this incompetent."
The conference is still working through disagreements about how to handle some of Obamacare's regulations -- a major sticking point that emerged after the bill's dramatic collapse.
Over the weekend, the White House first proposed allowing states to opt out of some Obamacare regulations, including a rule requiring health insurers to cover, at minimum, a group of "essential" health benefits and another known as the community ratings mandate that prevents insurers from setting premiums at different levels for older or younger Americans.
Letting states waive the community ratings mandate would effectively undermine the Affordable Care Act's popular rule preventing insurers from denying coverage because pre-existing conditions, something Trump promised to keep in a GOP Obamacare replacement.
Over the course of the week, Republican moderates voiced opposition to the proposed changes to the community ratings mandate, which GOP chief deputy whip Patrick McHenry, R-North Carolina, called a "bridge to far" for some Republicans.
Republican caucus leaders postponed another meeting with Pence set for Wednesday evening, leaving negotiators in a holding pattern as members return home for the Easter recess.
Members need a "cooling off period" over the break, McHenry said.
"You need people to stop, take a deep breath and think through the way to yes," he said, adding that it will be a problem for members to return home without updated legislative text.
House offices received notice Wednesday evening that the House will hold its last votes around 11 a.m. Thursday morning before leaving for two weeks.
When lawmakers return to Washington, they'll have to resolve government funding - which expires on April 28 - in addition to health care.
"I don't know that it's gets easier, I don't know if it gets more difficult," Meadows said of addressing health care later this month. "Really right now, it's important that we get it done."